Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR
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How to Get an Internship in High School
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Why I’m Glad I Chose the University of Rochester
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New Blogger Alert!
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When a UFO Lands on Campus
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The Joys and Challenges of Triple Majoring
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The Power of Doubt
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You’ve Got Mail!
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Transfer Student Spotlight
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Apple Picking Around Rochester

10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR

When I packed my bags and left my home in Malaysia back in August to begin my college adventure here at Rochester, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I was apprehensive about the weather (arguably the biggest difference), living alone for the first time, and what my classes would be like. Fast forward about[…]

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How to Get an Internship in High School

The summer between your senior year of high school and college is the perfect time to do some self-exploration. The possibilities are endless, but one option I would advise you to consider is participating in an internship or student-work program. As an incoming college student, you will be faced with a lot of career and[…]

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Why I’m Glad I Chose the University of Rochester

Hi! My name is Carolyn Richter, and I’m excited to begin writing as an Admissions Blogger for the University of Rochester. As you may have read in my bio, I’m a current sophomore planning to double major in marketing and creative writing with a minor in journalism. I moved cross-country from Silicon Valley to Rochester[…]

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New Blogger Alert!

Hi, my name is Melanie Earle and I am a new blogger for the University of Rochester blog! I am a member of the Class of 2023. I come from New York, New York. (Manhattan. I get asked a lot if it’s the city.) I am majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in political science.[…]

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When a UFO Lands on Campus

by Linnie Schell, e5 student With an opening pitch of “Let’s fake an alien invasion,” I invariably was greeted with either excitement or abject puzzlement. I was always confused by the later reactions. It’s art! And space! And aliens! Who doesn’t, deep down, want to plant a shiny metal UFO on their front lawn? They were[…]

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The Joys and Challenges of Triple Majoring

The elusive triple major: feared by most, attempted by few, and almost unheard of entirely. But what does it actually mean to be a part of the few students who elect to undergo this endeavor? I talked with three of my friends who have decided to pursue three majors—Jillian Breithaupt and Elizabeth Tighe, both sophomores,[…]

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The Power of Doubt

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 When I was a junior in high school, I received a LOT of college mail. Flyers, cards, postcards, information packets, you name it. I kept every piece I received in a big cardboard box next to my bed, and as I went through my college search, I picked out[…]

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You’ve Got Mail!

A common piece of advice when you go to college, or as you grow up in general, is to not forget to call your mom. It’s easy to keep in touch electronically, but what about the classic handwritten letter? Since I started going to Rochester, I have kept in touch with friends and family both[…]

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Transfer Student Spotlight

by Sarah Murphy, Class of 2019 (Take 5 2020); double major in English and French, Take 5 program in Food Studies Why did you decide to transfer to the University of Rochester? I spent my first year at a school that wasn’t a great fit for me academically or culturally, and that made me feel[…]

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Apple Picking Around Rochester

With New York being the second highest producer of apples in the US, it seems like a no-brainer to go apple picking when you’re here. Luckily, there are several places you can enjoy this very autumnal activity not far from Rochester. Wickham Farms Last year I went apple picking here with the Quidditch team. They[…]

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